A strong earthquake in the Caribbean sea: the declared threat of a tsunami

A strong earthquake in the Caribbean sea: the declared threat of a tsunami

One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the Caribbean sea, occurred on the evening of 9 January. It was also announced a warning about a tsunami, which, fortunately, was canceled.

As the Associated Press reported, the earthquake epicenter is in the sea at a depth of 10 km, about 125 miles (202 km) North-East of the coast of Honduras. The USGS recorded underwater tremors of magnitude 7.6 points, one of the most powerful in the history of the Caribbean region. We will remind, earthquake in 2010 destroyed Haiti, had a seven-point.

A strong earthquake in the Caribbean sea: the declared threat of a tsunami

The centres of the tsunami warning declared for Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands. Later, it was canceled, however, off the coast of Mexico and Central America, the waves can reach three feet, and therefore residents are urged to exercise caution.

Messages on victims and victims yet. The Northern coast of Honduras, located closest to the epicenter of the earthquake, meloncello: for the most part this area is covered with virgin forests.

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